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Nordic Walking

Join the WE50+ ladies, and come learn all about the fabulous Nordic walking workout. It's ideal for all ages and fitness levels. As we learn we'll explore some of beautiful High Park.

Did you know?

  1. Nordic walking isn't hiking! 

  2. Nordic walking poles aren't hiking poles.

  3. Nordic walking tones your core and arms and just about every other muscle in the body.
    Click here for all 21 Things You Might Not Know About Nordic Walking. 


What to wear: What you'd wear for a brisk walk (comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes).

What to bring: Just yourself! Nordic walking poles are provided.

What not to bring: Purses and heavy backpacks that can hinder your arm swing. A waistpack or pockets are best.


Date & Time: Saturday, July 15, 10:00-11:15am


Where to meet: The Bloor Street entrance to High Park


TTC: High Park subway station is right across from the park entrance.


Parking: On nearby side streets. (The park is closed to cars on the weekends.)


Price: Early-bird (before July 1): $35 per person, Regular $40 (after July 1). Includes loan of poles, lesson, handout, and copy of The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking.






About our Instructor:

Barb Gormley is director of education for Urban Poling Inc., a personal trainer and a group exercise instructor. She has been teaching Nordic walking classes in High Park and Mount Pleasant Cemetery since 2008. She is the author of The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking and The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking For Instructors and teaches a popular online Cardio, Weights & Poles exercise class.


To register for an upcoming event, email us at and we can discuss next steps.

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